Vision Quest Photo Workshops

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2014Chicago Botanic GardenChicago, IL
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
June 12-14, 2015

Workshop is full! Please contact Chicago Botanic Garden to be placed on the waiting list.

This weekend workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but made. We become stronger visually by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then use that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject, whether it’s a person, place, or thing. Continue for more info…

emotionalwkshpBull_Festival10_4_18001_1Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
June 28-July 3, 2015

This workshop will be about making, not taking, photographs by nourishing a deepening in our heart/soul/self and then bringing that awareness into our photo making process. We will work on giving our photos more layers of meaning to make stronger, more powerful images. The Omega Institute, located in beautiful Rhinebeck in the hills of Upstate New York, was founded in 1977 on the holistic view that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things. Continue for more info…

zenwkshp1207Maine024_1Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine  
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
July 19-24, 2015

We will revitalize our creativity by exploring the relationship between our subject, the camera and ourselves. Cultivating simplicity with purpose and vision, we will learn to create more powerful, as well as more personal, photographs, supporting the concept that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but ‘made.’ Continue for more info…

zenwkshpheartrockMadeline Island School of Arts, Lake Superior, WI
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
August 2 – August 7, 2015

How do we expand the boundaries of our vision? How do we find the unique in the commonplace? How to acknowledge a sense of familiarity and connection in the unfamiliar? “Zen and the Art of Photography” provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. Continue for more info…

irelandIreland2708_021Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
August 10-20, 2015

Workshop full! Please contact Strabo to be on waiting list.

Journey through the lush green fields of Ireland, with summer flowers at every turn. Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. Continue for more info…

TaoofPhotographyAndersonRanchAnderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley and Andrea Wallace
August 23-28, 2015

Revitalize your vision while exploring relationship to subject, camera and self. Learn to deepen visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making images that are more personal and meaningful. Our photography becomes more powerful by cultivating simplicity and developing the power of intuition. We learn to become visually stronger by becoming more in touch with our inner selves, then use that awareness to deepen the connection with our chosen subject.  Continue for more info…

zenwkshpWoodstock_1Hollyhock Retreat Center, Cortes Island, BC
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
September 6 – 11, 2015

This workshop provides a unique opportunity to rethink your expectations of what it means to ‘see’. We will work on cultivating simplicity and making more powerful photographs, supporting the notion that a photograph is not ‘taken’ but ‘made’. We will learn to become stronger visually by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then use that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject; whether it’s a person, place, or thing. Continue for more info…

1101-10_portland_009_2_1Sage Gallery, Portland, OR
Assignment/response workshop
with Douglas Beasley
Dates: October 2-4, 2015

This is a special weekend urban version of Doug’s popular Zen & the Art of Photography. We become better photographers by becoming more in touch with our inner selves and then use that awareness to deepen our connection with our subject, whether person, place, or thing. Continue for for info…

zenwkshp Danielle in Hot Springs, Breitenbush, OregonBreitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon Mountains
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
October 4-9, 2015

Improve your photography while expanding the boundaries of your vision. We learn to create stronger images by cultivating simplicity and the power of intuition and become stronger visually by being more in touch with our inner self, then use that awareness to make both more powerful and meaningful photographs. Continue for more info…

Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR  
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley                                                        October 9-11, 2015

This weekend workshop will revitalize your photography practice by exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments and daily field trips we will learn to deepen our visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making image making both more personal and more meaningful. Continue for more info…

guatemalawkshpMother and Daughter, Antigua, Guatemala

Art Workshops in Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley 
October 29 – November 7, 2015

Join us in exploring the mysterious, exotic Mayan world of Guatemala, a land where the indigenous live as they have for centuries. The stunningly beautiful colonial town of La Antigua, the artistic center of Guatemala, will be our home base and introduction to outdoor markets, ancient ruins, music, food and culture. Continue for more info…

zenwkshpNewYork08_001_1New York Open Center, New York, NY
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
November 14, 2015

Integrate your spiritual practice with your artistic or photo practice. This special one-day workshop is about expanding the experience of awareness through photography and integrating our spiritual practices into our artistic practice. Done together they can strengthen one another. If you’ve been to Doug’s previous workshops consider it a ‘tune-up’. If you haven’t been to one of his workshops, here’s a chance to come and see what the fuss is all about! This one day could change your photography forever and deepen your creative path. Continue for more info…

 

2016

hawaiiwkshphawaiiHamakua Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
February 3-13, 2016

This is not your parents Hawaii. This is an incredible journey to the old authentic and indigenous Hawaii and not the pre-packaged tourist version. Even if you’ve been to Honolulu and Waikiki on the Island of Oahu please join us because you have not seen or experienced anything close to this Hawaii. Some highlights will be a trip to the lava flow on the island’s active volcano, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, wandering through old plantation villages, Buddhist temples, ancient stone spiritual grounds and meeting and hanging out with with some of the islands many artists and photographers. Continue for more info…

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chinaThe Linden Centre
Yunnan Provence, SW China & Shangri-La, Tibet

Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
March 17 – 29, 2016

This is an amazing journey to a beautiful, ethnically diverse corner of China that still has very few Western tourists. We stay at the stunning Linden Center, which has won numerous awards for both service and level of accommodation, as one of China’s best boutique hotels. Then we move on to Shangri-La in Tibet, where we stay at another spectacular hotel next to the second largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa. The setting is spectacular and the experience is once-in-a-lifetime rich. Continue for more info…

dramaticportraitbadlandsJesse in the Badlands, South Dakota
Badlands of South Dakota
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
May 26-30, 2016

Whether you are a very experienced people or figure photographer or you are a complete novice who has never worked with the nude, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with the figure in the landscape in a supportive, non-sexist, non-competitive environment. Continue for more info…

irelandIreland2708_021Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
July 15-25, 2016

Journey through the lush green fields of Ireland, with summer flowers at every turn. Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. Continue for more info…

japanTokyo & Kyoto, Japan
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley 
October, 2016

Tokyo is one of the world’s most modern cities, yet centuries old temples wait around the corner from the most futuristic settings. We will photograph both the old and new, as well as visit places like the amazing Tsukiji Fish Market.

In Kyoto, the ancient capital where old Japan is still alive, we will wander through old streets and mysterious alleys, make images in Buddhist Temples, Zen gardens and Shinto Shrines, and reflect on the surreal world of inner calm and peace.

This workshop is under development. Please contact us for more information or to be put on the waiting list.

zenwkshp1102-31_China_004_11440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley 
November 6-11, 2016

We learn to create more powerful images through finding our own voice while remaining open to new possibilities, supporting the notion that a photograph is not “taken” but made. We become better photographers by staying in touch with our inner selves through the creative process and use that awareness to form a deeper connection with our chosen subject. Continue for more info…

 

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Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin
1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN
Contact studio for availability

Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center is available for individuals or small groups of up to 6 people for personal retreats, private workshops or an Artist’s Residency. Or have a custom workshop for you or your group created by Doug. This beautiful, very private, north woods setting rests on the banks of the Trade River, a designated trout stream and protected waterway. Continue for more info…

mentorship

Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoWith Douglas Beasley
Contact studio for availability

Currently full. Please contact us to be considered for the next available opening.

Invest in your artistic growth and move your career forward with a custom-designed Mentorship. Focus your creative vision, develop your photographic talents and advance your artistic and career goals with a mentorship. Continue for more info…

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Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoTrade River Retreat Center, NW Wisconsin
Or at your chosen location…
with Douglas Beasley
Contact studio for available dates

Invest in your artistic growth and move your art forward with an intensive one-on-one private or small group workshop. Custom design your workshop together around your needs and desires for growth based on a holistic approach, examining all aspects of your creative process. Continue for more info…

visionquestassignmentvqcards A Deck of Photo Assignment Cards
for Personal, Artistic and Spiritual Growth

A deck of 36 beautifully designed and printed cards, with a unique photo assignment on the back of each one, housed in a nicely designed box and printed on recycled paper. Photo Assignment Cards give daily, weekly or monthly photo assignments whenever and wherever you need them. Continue for more info…

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